Memo: Regional Transport 5

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Chapter 6 & 10 (Regional Transportation & Urban Transportation Finance) of Giuliano & Hanson's The Geography of Urban Transportation. Regional Transportation Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in the United States were established … Continue reading Memo: Regional Transport 5

Memo: Regional Transport 4

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Chapter 9 (Land Use Impacts of Transportation Investments) of Giuliano & Hanson's The Geography of Urban Transportation. Summary Transportation and land use have interdependent dynamics: transportation investments influence accessibility (the ease … Continue reading Memo: Regional Transport 4

Memo: Regional Transport 3

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Chapter 8 (Mass Transit) of Giuliano & Hanson's The Geography of Urban Transportation. Should transit be re-privatized? Operating transit is almost never profitable Given the long history of financial struggles faced … Continue reading Memo: Regional Transport 3

Memo: Regional Transport 1

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Chapters 1 and 3 of Giuliano & Hanson's The Geography of Urban Transportation. Introducing Urban Transportation The author begins by distinguishing between accessibility (the ease of reaching activities/opportunities) and mobility (the … Continue reading Memo: Regional Transport 1

Memo: Sustainable Transportation 7

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Chapters 9, 11, and 13 (cars and transportation demand management) from Jeffrey Tumlin's Sustainable Transportation Planning. Summary People have strong emotional attachment to their cars, equating freedom of mobility with personal … Continue reading Memo: Sustainable Transportation 7

Memo: Sustainable Transportation 6

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Dablanc & Rodrigue's chapter ("The Geography of Urban Freight") from The Geography of Urban Transportation. Summary Urban freight distribution is the transportation of goods by/for commercial entities in cities (including warehousing, … Continue reading Memo: Sustainable Transportation 6

Memo: Sustainable Transportation 5

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Chapter 5 and 10 (streets and parking) from Jeffrey Tumlin's Sustainable Transportation Planning. Summary Streets need to accommodate a wide variety of uses (e.g., autos, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit, and goods delivery), … Continue reading Memo: Sustainable Transportation 5